Many federal and state laws regulate public education. For example, state laws often dictate how schools are funded or the required school subjects. Many of these laws are similar across the country, such as the privacy laws because they’re based on federal requirements or the ages minors must attend school. Other laws vary between states, such as corporal punishment. Louisiana does permit paddling of students in public schools, while the majority of states prohibit this form of discipline. Click on the links below to learn more about Louisiana-specific laws, including attendance requirements, home schooling provisions, prohibitions on prayer in public schools, and restrictions on the disclosure of student records.